Interesting Trivia About Wisconsin
Wisconsin was admitted to statehood May 29, 1848 making it the 30th state. The capital city is Madison. The state bird is the American Robin and the state flower is the Wood Violet.
The state got its name from the Chippewa Indian word ‘ouisconsin’ that was believed to mean ‘grassy place.’
The Wisconsin economy is probably best known for cheese, but other agricultural feeders include dairy products, cranberries, corn, vegetables, cattle and hogs plus industries such as machinery, food processing, electric equipment, fabricated metal products, tourism and paper products.
The gross state product was $248.3-billion (2010) ranking it 21st in the country. The state’s unemployment rate was note at 8% (June 2010).